Cherry Mobile is indeed gunning for the top spot as it unveils the new Flare X. The Flare series have undergone a lot of revisions and variations in the market with the recent Flare S3 and the number of its variants going strong in the mobile space, Cherry Mobile still has something more in its sleeves which will make you rethink what the company could do in the mid-range market.
The Cherry Mobile Flare X is the company’s latest flagship device for the mid-range market with specs that goes on par with the high-ends. To start with, the new Flare X got a large 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS display and is laminated by a scratch-proof Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood is a capable 1.7 GHz Octa-core processor with a surprisingly 3 GB of system RAM on board. Also, contrary to the standards of today’s locally branded devices, the Flare X now has at least 16 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for memory expansions.
Like the new goodies under the hood, The new Flare X also supports a number of connectivity features including 4G/LTE support faster connectivity. Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi hotspot, USB 2.0, Bluetooth and of course an NFC support. From that, mobile photography enthusiasts are also treated fairly nicely as it comes with Sony’s 13 Megapixel IMX 214 imaging sensor with Backside Illumination (BSI) coupled with a pair of LED flash for maneuvering in low-lighting conditions, while the front camera undoubtedly favors the selfie-centric users as it got a 5 Megapixel camera for anyone’s epic selfie and for high-quality video calls.
The upcoming Cherry Mobile Flare X will sport a 3000 mAh Battery which is also removable and replaceable as well. Despite being new to the market, the upcoming handset will be coming with Android 4.4 (KitKat) out of the box but as Cherry Mobile has stated already at launch, the handset is Lollipop ready and an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop should be ready once the handset goes on sale next month.
Cherry Mobile Flare X Tech Specs
5.5-inch IPS Display | Full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolutions | 401 ppi
MediaTek MT6752 SoC | 1.7 GHz Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
Mali-T769 MP2 GPU
3 GB RAM
16 GB Internal Storage
microSD support up to 64 GB
13 Megapixel main camera | Sony IMX 214 | Laser Auto Focus | LED flash | Backside Illuminated
5 Megapixel front camera
4G/LTE | 3G/HSPA+ | 2G/GSM/GPRS
Dual SIM | Dual Standby
Wi-Fi | Wi-Fi HotSpot
USB 2.0 | microUSB | USB-OTG Support
3.5 mm standard audio jack
3000 mAh Battery (Removable)
Android 4.4 (KitKat) | Upgrade ready to Android 5.0 Lollipop
Now that the handset is made official, the upcoming Cherry Mobile Flare X will go on sale this coming July for just 6,999.00 Php and will be available in all Cherry Mobile stores, kiosks and other partner retail shops nationwide and through online via Lazada in the Philippines.